Chairman & Managing Partner: Franco Toffoletto
Senior Partner: Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Partners Handling Cross-Border Work: Franco Toffoletto, Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, Annarita Ammirati, Aldo Bottini, Elio Cherubini, Donatella Cungi, Stefano de Luca Tamajo, Massimo Dramis, Lorenzo Gelmi, Valeria Morosini, Emanuela Nespoli, Paola Pucci, Aldo Palumbo, Ornella Patané, Lea Rossi, Marco Sideri
Number of partners: 27
Number of lawyers: 93
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is the leading Italian specialist for employers in employment and labour law. Its dedicated team of 27 partners and more than 150 associates and staff operates from the firm’s offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bergamo, Brescia, Bologna, Genoa and Varese.
In 2019 Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo was awarded ‘Employment Law Firm of the Year’ for the second year running at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2019, as well as ‘Law Firm of the Year: Industrial Relations and Social Security Law’ at the TopLegal Awards 2019, once again, for the second year in a row. The firm is also known for its legal technology projects. In fact, in 2018 and 2019 the firm was ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Report. In 2019, the firm was commended in two categories: Data, Knowledge and Intelligence and New Products and Services. The firm’s Automated Contract Creation Platform was also selected as a finalist for the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe in 2018, and was also recognised in the New Products and Services and Technology categories. The Financial Times also recognised the firm for its use of technology in 2015 for a new and unique piece of case and practice management software: iLex. This very software also earned the firm another award in 2017: the Digital Professional Award in 2017 for the Law Firm category, which was awarded by the prestigious Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University of Milan. The firm was also awarded the Digital Professional Award in 2019 for an inhouse pricing and staffing module.
Franco Toffoletto, the firm’s Managing Partner has consistently been named a Star Individual by Chambers & Partners, and is ranked in the top tier of other legal directories. Most recently, he was recognised in the top ten of Legalcommunity’s ‘Best 50 lawyers in Italy 2019’ list as an Innovator, and in 2018 he won the ‘Lawyer of the year: Employment consultancy’ award at the TopLegal Awards. Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, the firm’s Senior Partner, is also consistently recognised by the top international legal directories, and has also won the ‘Employment Lawyer of the Year’ award at the TopLegal Awards.
As highly regarded practitioners in their field, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo boasts a long history of collaboration with the leading Italian financial daily, Il Sole 24 Ore. The firm’s publications also feature regularly in law journals and academic resources and its senior lawyers are frequent speakers at national and international conferences. Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo attracts Italy’s top graduates and, through its structured in-house training programme, the knowledge within the firm is kept consistent and always at the forefront. The firm’s partners are members of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI).
Main Areas of Practice:
-Labour & Agency Agreements
The firm assists its clients through the provision of legal services in every aspect of employment and labour law. These include:
Employment & Labour:
Negotiation of collective agreements; interpretation of collective agreements; strategic considerations on the possibilities and risks of industrial conflicts; participation in trade union negotiations; assistance in the elaboration of business and managerial strategies; assistance in agreements for the constitution of European Work Councils; litigation.
M&A & Restructuring:
Employee-related due diligence; planning of employment law issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions; outsourcing and restructuring processes; collective redundancies; audits and due diligence.
Drawing Up of Employment Contracts:
Restrictive covenants, confidentiality clauses, privacy clauses, employee inventions and noncompetition clauses.
Human Resources Management:
Employment procedures and policies; smart working policies; company regulations; confidentiality procedures; use of IT equipment and email; employee monitoring procedures; data privacy; disciplinary codes and code of ethics; technology and employee rights; international secondments.
Executive Compensation & Incentive Arrangements:
Bonus schemes and stock option plans; employee benefits; employee welfare benefit plans.
Management of Employment Contracts:
Application of disciplinary sanctions; transfers, changes of job or other conditions of the employment contract; reduction-in-workforce, plant closure and collective redundancies.
Employment & HR Management Consultancy:
Pay slips, Relations with the local authorities (INPS, INAIL, ect.), Payment of social security contributions, Periodical statements (Form 770, etc.), Strategical advice regarding staff policies.
The firm advises both domestic and international clients in all sectors including: banking, insurance, chemical, financial services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, automotive, advertising, media, telecommunications, energy, information technology, aviation, mining, fashion, food and beverage, real estate, manufacturing, publishing and retail.